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NEWS | Orcas man to stand trial for home invasion [3] COMMENTARY | Sheriff Rob Nou answers questions [5] COMMUNITY | Newest Leadership San Juans group to start classes [11]

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Navy training causes noise complaints by STEVE WEHRLY

tion supplied by the base, flight operations at Ault Field numResidents of the San Juan bered close to 74,000, which Islands, especially those living on includes every departure, landthe south side of Lopez and San ing and engine test. Field Carrier Juan, probably think the name the Landing Practices, often referred Navy chose for its new EA-18G to as “touch and goes,” numbered electronic warfare aircraft – more than 15,000 at Ault Field and under 7,000 at OLF Coupeville in Growler – is fitting. Even though complaints from 2013. The number of EA-18Gs (“VAQs” is the the San Juans repnavy designation) resent less than 1 “I’m supportive will increase to 79 percent of the total in 2014 and 92 in noise complaints of the military, 2018. By 2016, all received at the but I want NAS EA-6B Prowlers Whidbey Island will be retired. Naval Air Station, Whidbey to Because his according to Mike work with our residency district Welding at NAS Whidbey, residents communities... ” includes Lopez, closest in distance from as far away as — Councilman Jamie to the naval air staWaldron Island are Stephens tion, Councilman telling local media Jamie Stephens has and the San Juan been informally County Council that they are bothered by increased designated as the council point noise from the new planes, which man for NAS Whidbey, but all are gradually replacing the 1970’s councilmen have received comera EA-6B Prowlers as the fleet’s plaints and have relayed those complaints to the Navy. electronic warfare jets. “I’m supportive of the military,” The naval air station is conducting its third environmental Stephens said, “but I want NAS review in 10 years of noise and Whidbey to work with our comother impacts from thousands of landings and takeoffs conducted SEE NAVY, PAGE 7 at Ault Field near Oak Harbor and the Outlying Landing Field near Coupeville. The EIS is prompted by the addition of 13 more Display advertising: EA-18Gs and a contract to train Friday at noon Australian pilots on the planes at Classified advertising: NAS Whidbey. The prior reviews were enviMonday at noon ronmental assessments; this EIS is Legal advertising: more extensive and is conducted Thursday at noon under the more strict National Environmental Protection Act Press releases, Letters: standards and rules. Friday at 3 p.m. The perception of increased noise and increased frequency of operations has generated more local complaints on Whidbey, and Office: 376-4500 a citizen’s group called Citizens of Fax: 1-888-562-8818 the Ebey’s Reserve for a Healthy, Safe and Peaceful Environment Advertising: advertising@ filed a lawsuit against the Navy in July. The Navy suspended training Classified: 1-800-388-2527, flights for six months in 2013 but classifieds@ resumed them this month. NAS Whidbey is a busy place. Last year, according to informaJournal reporter

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Above: Children’s Librarian Nita Couchman helps patron Cora Ray, age three, with a request at the library. Right: Nita Couchman.

Library profile

Nita Couchman

Editor’s note: The Orcas Island Library is hoping to embark on an expansion of its facility. In the next year, there will be public meetings, design work and fundraising. The Sounder is running a series on the library’s staff in the coming months. by CALI BAGBY Staff reporter

Nita Couchman is self-described as a quiet person, which makes her role as a librarian a perfect fit. Being quiet is also what makes her an ideal children’s librarian. Her soft and steady voice creates a soothing narration for the island’s youngsters. “You never know what story out there has the potential to pull them in,” said Couchman, who started working at the library 10 years ago. Before living on Orcas she was working the front desk at a library in Sitka, Alaska. After her husband retired from teaching the couple decided to make a life on Orcas. Couchman immediately found herself volunteering at the local library. “It’s a good way to know people and get involved with the community,” she said. “I’ve always loved working at libraries.” On only her third day at the library, she was offered a temporary job mainly working at the front desk. “It was serendipitous,” she said. At 50, she decided to go back to graduate school and get her master’s degree in library science. Just as she finished her degree, an opening for

a children’s librarian came up and she jumped at the chance. “It just fell in my lap,” said Couchman. “You just have to be open to opportunities that come into your life and you have to take a chance.” Couchman’s only regret when it comes to libraries is that she didn’t start working with books in her early 20s and 30s. But she said she didn’t have the time or money back then. Now that she has realized her long-time dream, her favorite aspect of the work is the positive interactions she has with people. “There is nothing negative about it,” she said. “It’s a pleasant atmosphere.” Helping kids to love learning is an added bonus to the job. Finding the key to that love of books is a mystery Couchman looks forward to unlocking each day, whether it be through a new program or picking new books. Her favorite program is Storytime at the Farmers Market where she reads to all ages. She has also helped to revive the Table of Contents book club for fourth through sixth graders. The club is sponsored jointly by the Friends of the Library and Darvill’s. Couchman co-hosts with Jean Lyle. “This year the club ballooned to 30 kids in one


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Wednesday, January 22, 2014• The Islands’ Sounder

Kids learn about rainwater Kevin Ranker picked for budget committee post Contributed photo

Left: Craig Sanders with some of the students.

by MADIE MURRAY Farm to Cafeteria

Students in our K-6 Farm to Classroom project had two visitors last week: Ken Blair with RainBank LLC who enthusiastically related facts about rainwater and the importance of conservation and catchment and Craig Sanders with Island Irrigation on Orcas Island. They gave demos of water pressure per square inch and showed how the new school garden irrigation system he recently installed will work.

Blair recently returned from a two-week trip to Sierra Leone, Africa where he taught villagers how to make rainwater catchment tanks. Now they will have an endless supply of fresh, clean water because they receive more than 90 inches of rain a year. The kids were awed by the fact that the women would no longer have to carry five-gallon buckets of water on their heads 10 miles for their daily water supply. They were also surprised to learn how much water it takes to water

a lawn or take a bath, where that water comes from and how important it is to conserve. Blair also explained how the catchment tank at the school works and how it will catch and disseminate water to our school garden. Sanders, in a very fun way, demonstrated how PSI works by filling a balloon from a pump. He also took the kids into the garden to show them how the pump knew when to shut on and off, how the five watering zones in the garden are managed, and how drip systems can save water and use water most efficiently. Craig and Ken both talked about how little fresh water there is available on Earth and how important it is to save it and use it wisely. It was amazing to see how much the kids already knew but were anxious to learn more. By the end of the day, our Farm to Classroom kids might think a little harder when they drink from a fountain or brush their teeth, and learn that our garden veggies will be watered by the heavens. Our heartfelt thanks to Ken and Craig for spending the whole day with our Farm to Classroom kids. It was a very fun and factfilled day.

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The Senate Democratic Caucus unanimously voted Thursday to appoint Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, as the assistant ranking Democrat for the operating budget and as the second-highest ranking Democrat on the state Senate’s Ways and Means Committee. Ranker will remain a member of the Senate Energy, Environment

Co-op renovations start

Renovations are officially underway at the Orcas Food Co-op as around 40 members showed up in full force this past Saturday to start work on the space in Eastsound on North Beach Road. “It was a great turnout and an atmosphere buzzing with the feeling of community working together,” said coordinator Learner Limbach. The work consisted of scraping all the linoleum tiles from the floor and loading them into a trailer to go to the dump, deconstructing a couple of walls near the kitchen, moving equipment to a storage unit offsite and removing old carpet from the upstairs. In addition to all that, co-op members also helped process about a hundred pounds of garlic that will be planted at Maple Rock Farm. For more information or to sign up, visit or email

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Naturalist training

The Whale Museum is currently accepting registrations for its 2014 Marine Naturalist Training Program. Offered twice yearly, the object of this program is to provide a learning experience that assists adults in becoming qualified regionally as professional or volunteer naturalists. Dates for the spring program are May 3, 10, 17, 18, 24 and 25. The summer program is July 11 through 17. For more information or to register, contact Cindy Hansen at or 378-4710 ext. 23. Registration material can also be downloaded from www.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • The Islands’ Sounder


Mean girls: cliques, bullying and Orcas kids by MEREDITH M. GRIFFITH Sounder contributor

The lifeboat fits eight – but there are 15 children piled into it. Systematically and ruthlessly, the most powerful girls begin throwing out the weaker ones. “‘Girl bullying’ tends to go on at most schools I’ve been at,” said family therapist Beth Jenson at a presentation in the Orcas School Library last Wednesday. “What possesses our kids to do this kind of meanness to other kids?” Sounds like an episode of “Survivor,” or “Lord of the Flies”? Jenson referred to both as she explained the psychological nuts and bolts of social aggression among girls. When they’re young, said Jenson, girls find their identity in family. But a crucial shift occurs around fifth or sixth grade: peers become the defining force. At this age, “Who I am is who I hang with,” said Jenson. Kids can truly believe the demeaning labels handed out by more powerful peers, even abandoning true friends who are rejected by the “queen bees.” To complicate things, Jenson said anger is not socially acceptable in girls, so unexpressed anger is funneled into acts of indirect aggression. “The word ‘bully’ loses its meaning when we start talking about real people,” she said. “A lot of times the meanest kids are the ones who are hit around at home.” Anxiety, pain or anger can all fuel thinly veiled aggressive behavior, like cutting remarks accompanied by a giggled “just kidding!” Jenson said girls gain social currency or power through gossip or slander because it alienates the subject from mutual friends, giving the gossiper the upper hand. Jenson said that sometime in their late teens, girls begin finding a stronger internal identity they can carry with them independent of their peers. But life can become extremely painful for girls who end up at the bottom of the social structure during these middle years. Cues that your kid may be being bullied include: an abrupt lack of interest in or refusal to attend school, dropping grades,

withdrawal from family or school activities, out of character behavior, derogatory or demeaning language used to discuss peers, stomachaches or headaches, inability to sleep, exhaustion and suddenly not talking about peers or everyday activities. That’s where the community comes in. “Kids don’t think – they just do,” said Jensen, “until a big person comes along and says, ‘What are you doing?’” She said it’s up to influential leaders at the top – parents, teachers, administrators, highly regarded students – to establish a culture of kindness. She urged adults not to give away their power in this area. “Start with those in positions of power,” she said, encouraging adults to talk with kids about what kind or cruel behavior looks like and how it affects the people involved. Jenson said Orcas appears to host a more inclusive culture than the exclusive suburban school she recently left – although she did lament the lack of a drama class, which she said can be a significant respite for kids who aren’t athletic. Patty Sawyer, an Orcas school playground supervisor for 26 years, said that recently more kids are asking her to defend other children from injustice. She credits that to parenting. To parents who suspect their child is being bullied, “Please talk to us,” urged Orcas School Family Support Advocate Julie Pinardi, saying it’s not always obvious to staff. Jenson added that kids often laugh while being bullied.

Address suspected bullying Ask your child indirectly. Sit side-byside, with your hands occupied over some task. Ask general questions like “What do kids do when they want to be mean?” or “Who gets picked on?” Don’t minimize the situation. Don’t criticize your child or their friends. Jenson also urged parents to carefully address the situation with teachers and administrators. Jenson will discuss social aggression in boys on Jan. 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the school library. Watch for a story next week.

Last week in Orcas sports

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Orcas High School senior

The Viking boys basketball team traveled far to face the Darrington Loggers and came out alive with their first league win. The Vikings started off fast with intense defensive pressure that lead to a couple of fast break lay ups and a 13-12 lead after the first quarter. The Vikings went into halftime leading by 8. The Vikings came out of halftime fired up, extending their lead to up to 15 and started the final quarter leading 45-35. Stout defense and ball security allowed for the Vikings to hold on to win 56-53. Viking scoring was led by Jack Gates with 29, Pasha Bullock with 16, Aidan Kruze with 6, and Miles Harlow with 5 points. The girls team lost to the Loggers, 45-41. The Vikings hosted the Friday Harbor Wolverines in their second home game of the season. The girls won 62 to 38. “Because we won our

Orcas Island man accused of home invasion to stand trial in March by SCOTT RASMUSSEN Journal editor

An Orcas Island man accused of breaking into a Rosario-area home and demanding money at gunpoint from the couple who live there is slated to stand trial on a trio of felonies in early March. On Jan. 3, Bradley Kenneth Stoner, 25, pleaded not guilty in San Juan County Superior Court to first-degree attempted robbery, first-degree burglary and second-degree assault. If convicted of the most

serious of the three offenses, first-degree attempted robbery, a Class A felony, he would face maximum penalties of life in prison, a $50,000 fine, or both. Stoner, who turned himself in at the sheriff ’s office in Eastsound Dec. 23, the day after the alleged home invasion occurred, remains in custody in Island County jail pending trial. Bail was set at $10,000. According to prosecutors, Stoner wore a black hooded sweatshirt and a red bandana that covered his face,

and was armed with a rifle, an AK-47, when he broke into the couple’s Geiser’s Way home at about 10:30 p.m. He allegedly pointed the weapon and demanded money from the man that lives there, who reportedly recognized the would-be robber by his voice. Moments later, when the bandana fell from his face as he racked the weapon, authorities claim that Stoner then fled from the home, having been recognized by his voice and by sight by both the man and the

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woman at the home. The couple has reportedly been acquainted with Stoner since he was five years old, according to court documents. Authorities recovered an AK-47 ammunition cartridge from the floor of the home. Class B felonies, firstdegree burglary and second-degree assault carry maximum penalties of 10 years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both; however, the standard range of sentencing set by the state is typically 4-12 months in jail.

first game, we knew that we had the advantage,” said girls’ coach Gregg Sasan. “Our press worked well, for the whole game. We had a lot of threes. Seniors Bella and Shelbi did well with 23 points each.” The boys lost to Friday Harbor 22-80. From the opening tipoff, the Wolverines came at the Vikings with full force. The boys struggled to score early and turned the ball over frequently, leading to a 27-2 deficit at the end of the first quarter and trailed 54-8 at halftime. Changes at halftime provided an improved offense and defense, but the first half woes were too big to overcome and the Vikings lost 80-22. Scoring was led by Kruze with 8, Gates with 7, Jack Russillo and Greyson White with 3, and Bullock with 1. After a miserable game the night before, the Vikings boys team recovered to face

Left: Viking Wayne Foster and Vikings Hannah Gaydos (in front) and Bella Nigretto at the Darrington games. the Lopez Lobos for a second time this season and won 54-44. The Vikings played solid defense and were hitting their 3-point shots. Both teams went back and forth for much of the final quarter, but stalwart defense and another 10 points of free throws helped the Vikings secure the win. Viking scoring was led by Kruze with 15, Gates with 13, Russillo with 9, Harlow with 7, Bullock with 6, and Jordan Randolph with 4. The girls’ team won 78 to 50 against the Lobos. “I knew we’d be tired from the night before, so I decided not to press them too much,” Sasan said. “Getting the ball inside was key for our success. It was good for us to get some playing time for everyone. It’s been fun to play well at home.”

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • The Islands’ Sounder


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derelict vessel program


he Sounder applauds the Derelict Vessel Removal program and Joanruth Baumann for a job well done, not only for removing 75 unsightly and environmentally dangerous boats from the water, but also for revitalizing the program to the point that it’s become a model for the state. Local boaters and shoreside residents well remember rotting hulks and leaking illegal liveaboards, which dotted bays and anchorages To read more about this throughout the county topic, see Island Living and sometimes sunk. Our waters are cleaner cover on page nine. and safer now, but some 20 derelict boats still await removal and more derelicts can be expected. As Marc Forlenza takes the helm of the program, the Sounder is encouraged by his past involvement in raising matching funds required by the state and by his evident dedication to build on Baumann’s successful tenure. The pollution danger and the cost of removal increases tenfold when a boat sinks. Forlenza is asking islanders to notify if him if they know of an abandoned boat or one that is in danger of sinking. Call 472-1644 or email We are confident that Forlenza will keep up the good work of the vessel removal program. Our waters are grateful.

Public meetings THURSDAY, JAN. 23 • Orcas Island School Board, 5:30 p.m., school library.

THURSDAY, FEB. 6 Thursday, February 6 (3 pm). • Eastsound Planning Review Committee, 3 p.m., Eastsound Fire Station.

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Hope for resolution in jet conflict When I joined the military the first thing I was told was “this is not a democracy, you do as you’re told and do not ask questions.” I fear the longer one lives under this mantra the more it becomes a mindset. Witness the atrocities committed in the name of “just following orders.” Unfortunately, change happens. The nature of war changes as does the nature of communities; as a community grows so does the need for peaceful coexistence. One group cannot assume a business as usual attitude when that attitude puts a strain on the community in which said group resides, which is exactly the case with the Whidbey NAS [Naval Air Station]. Loyalty and obedience are the driving force of the military. In a democracy one is called to question and speak out. When two opposing forces meet there is conflict. In a civilized society this can lead to lawsuits, again the case here. Hopefully, elected mediators can sort out the problem to the satisfaction of all. If not, the ill feelings will only increase which, in the end, serve no one. One of the sounds of freedom is the sound of protest, in this case protest to the military excesses. Jack Pedigo Lopez Island

Thanks for wreath sale The Orcas Montessori School families would like to thank everyone who supported our holiday wreath sale. We sold approximately 450 wreaths this year. Wreaths were shipped as far as Hawaii and Manhattan (and everywhere in between.) The money we raised from this sale will benefit the school in a multitude of ways – from helping to improve facilities to covering operational expenses. Several generous islanders and businesses deserve special acknowledgement. Orcas Freight made two trips to Everett to pick up and deliver wreaths to the school. San Juan Sanitation generously

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donated the use of a storage pod for the duration of the sale to store the wreaths. Island Market donated supplies, and allowed us to sell wreaths outside of the market on a (very cold) Saturday in December. Marlace and Rick Hughes, Tricia Erly and the whole staff at Ray’s Pharmacy helped us tremendously by selling wreaths at the pharmacy. John and Marilyn Erly displayed our sandwich sign out in front of their house, and the folks at the Sounder helped us to spread the word about the sale. A big thank you also goes to Grindstone Ink and the Office Cupboard for printing the mailers, and to Christopher Peacock at Rosario for helping us with printing costs. Thank you to everyone who supported us during this very important fundraiser. The wonderful people of Orcas have done it again, leaving the Montessori school better able to serve the children of our community. The Orcas Montessori School Families and Staff

CONCERNS ABOUT SAN JUAN COUNTY DEPUTY We have a right to expect our law enforcement personnel to have good judgment and be reasonable neighbors not merely automatons. Felix Menjivar is, by his own words, a law enforcement zealot. We see almost daily examples where police have run amok. History is full of “authorities” using the law as an excuse for excess. The letter of the law aside a good cop will inspire respect more than fear. I believe Felix’s having his hand

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on his gun was a serious threat and totally unacceptable in the circumstances he was faced with on Christmas Eve. A policeman needs to be cool and steady. Being out of control is a potential danger and inspires an out of control and escalated response. Menjivar needs to find a job sorting beans or something where there really is a black and white. Dealing with people as a deputy is not a job he is suited for despite his zeal to get us to behave. Gregg Blomberg Lopez Island It would appear that San Juan County Sheriff Rob Nou has been presented with a very fortunate Christmas gift – a clear and early warning on the serious threat to his department embodied in the form of Deputy Felix Menjivar. After reading all the published reports on the Christmas Eve hayride incident in Friday Harbor, one can’t help but be alarmed that one of the first instincts of one of our sworn officers of the law when confronted with a well-illuminated float full of Christmas carolers and children, but lacking a working taillight, is to go for his gun. There is absolutely no excuse for this loss of personal control, especially in a supposedly well-trained police officer. But for the swift actions of a more mature fellow deputy on the scene, this could have exploded into a major tragedy. Deputy Menjivar nearly succeeded in placing the San Juan Islands on the national map for all the wrong reasons. Our peaceful island community


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When does it become gossip? Privacy on our island is hard won. All of us have stories about how quickly information travels from one end of the island to the next. There are some particular challenges that befall business owners on Orcas Island: finances, personnel issues, spreading of second hand information. Rachel Newcombe will guide the Orcas Chamber’s next Business Essentials workshop called “The Fuzzy Line between Gossip and Conversation” on Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Eastsound Fire Station. This session will focus on how to uphold confidentiality in the workplace. They will take an in-depth look at the nature of why we talk about other people and how to differentiate between gossip and conversation. This session will provide an opportunity for participants to talk about their own experiences of being on both ends of a gossip mill – the talked about and the one who talks. RSVP to info@ or call 376-2273.

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LETTERS FROM 4 is well-served by the rest of the Sheriff ’s Office employees and I have had nothing but the best of relationships with all those I’ve come in contact with. Their professionalism and courteous demeanor would make me proud to call any of them a friend. Sadly, Deputy Menjivar

cannot be called one of these professionals. His lack of self control and dangerous, hot-headed behavior in public have put a stain on the reputation of this otherwise excellent department. Our community’s citizens are now proclaiming their lack of trust, not only in Mr. Menjivar, but in the department as a whole due to his close association with them. Once trust is lost, it is very difficult to reclaim.

Sheriff Nou is a good and honorable man whose personal and professional reputation is now at risk because of one “rogue cop.” In this era of “zero tolerance” over violence, bullying, and gun crimes, the sheriff should take full and immediate advantage of this warning by removing Mr. Menjivar from his post before the unthinkable happens. Loren Perry Lopez Island

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OFHC looks at last 10 years Nou answers questions about controversial traffic stop by SHERIFF ROB NOU

On Christmas Eve deputies were involved in a traffic stop in Friday Harbor that involved a hay ride of Christmas carolers and ultimately a heated and disturbing confrontation that has triggered great concern and emotion in our community. I have been hesitant to make more than general public statements about the incident because I felt it important to ensure that anything I said was based on a complete and accurate understanding of the events. Today, in response to requests from the media and the parties involved, I am releasing copies of documents, including the officer’s incident reports, audio from the radio dispatch call, and others. There are a number of facts that the parties involved agree upon: • The stop occurred at 5:40 p.m. near the ferry landing. •Deputy Menjivar stopped a truck that was pulling a trailer, which carried several children and adults. The taillights on the trailer were not working, and he had a justified concern about the safety of the passengers. • The driver got out of the truck immediately when stopped and approached the deputy quickly. • When Deputy Menjivar became concerned that the situation was getting out of control, he called for backup. • There was no violence or use of force, however voices were raised and some of the children present understandably became upset.

• After the call for backup, Deputy Korth arrived on the scene less than two minutes after the initial stop, and the situation calmed down. Contrary to one report, no one was ordered to get off the wagon or lined up against a storefront or wall. • Deputy Korth followed the hay wagon to its destination to ensure its safe arrival. • The incident lasted less than 15 minutes. • No citation was issued. The dispute in this case concerns the actions of Deputy Menjivar, the driver of the truck, and others on the scene. The confrontation began almost immediately after the stop. In his report, Deputy Korth stated that when he arrived on the scene (within two minutes of the time Menjivar initially radioed in to report the stop) the driver of the truck was shouting at Deputy Menjivar and stated he would not provide his driver’s license and vehicle registration to Menjivar. According to Korth’s report, 4-5 other people at the scene were gathered around or approaching Menjivar, shouting and making derisive comments, including insulting remarks about his ethnicity. This was an extraordinary and stressful situation, but one that the public expects our law enforcement officers to deal with professionally. Deputies are trained to call for backup as soon as it appears necessary. Deputy Menjivar did that promptly, and by accounts from both sides, Deputy Korth did an excellent job of separating the contentious parties and defusing the tension after

he arrived. Several facts remain in dispute. The primary area of concern is how and why the situation became so volatile so quickly before the second deputy arrived, and how each deputy reacted and responded to the stress of the confrontation. I have asked several times publicly for witnesses to come forward. Reportedly several witnesses may have photographs or cell phone video of the incident. To date, no one has come forward. I plan to talk with additional witnesses, and will consider all of the evidence before I make a final decision on what administrative action to take in this case. Our own internal review is not yet complete. I am working with the county council and the county manager, as well as the professionals in and outside of my department to ensure that we have all of the appropriate training for our deputies, and that clear channels of communication with the community remain open. The men and women of the San Juan County Sheriff ’s Office, who enforce the law and protect the public safety, live here, work here and many are raising children here. Community trust is essential for the health of our agency and the effectiveness of the Sheriff ’s Office. I am mindful that trust must be earned every day. Copies of the incident reports filed by the two deputies involved are available on the county’s website at http:// incidentreports.pdf

by DAVID SHINSTROM, MD Orcas Family Health Center

I have been practicing medicine on Orcas for 20 years. I have a basic and passionate philosophy in my approach to medicine. I consider access to health care to be a right, not a privilege. Everyone should be able to get health care without concerns about cost. I was hired by the Orcas Island Medical Building Association as the first physician in the new Orcas Medical Center. In 2003, I left the medical center. Orcas Family Health Center opened its doors in January 2004 with the mission of care for all. We started with nothing and went through the steps creating a space, hiring staff and recruiting patients. Once the doors were open, we were the largest practice on Orcas and have significantly grown since. Then we went through the process of becoming a nonprofit and, in the fall of 2004, became a designated federal rural health clinic. Many years ago I was involved in federal legislation that established community health centers dedicated to this cause. Orcas Family Health Center is a rural health center, one component of that legislation. We do not require insurance or ability to pay. We have established a sliding

fee scale based on federal poverty guidelines. We do not use a collection agency. Since 2004 we have provided more than 54,000 services to 6,700 unique patients. We have written off over $250,000 either as bad debt/ charity care or reduced charges for sliding fee scale. OFHC strives to be a true community health center for the island. We have a modern, state of the art X-ray for our patients. We also do X-rays for Dr. Russell and even do animal X-rays for the local veterinarians. I am very proud of our staff – they are incomparable and dedicated to our mission. I am frequently getting comments from patients on how welcoming we are. I guesstimate we care for more than 90 percent of the residents on Orcas who are uninsured or have no financial means to afford health care. I believe in what we are doing. OFHC is dedicated to education. Each year we have around half a dozen students spending time here. We have high school students, college students, nursing students, nurse practitioner students, physician assistant students, naturopathic students, medical students and family medicine residents. I am on the clinical faculty of three medical schools: the University of

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • The Islands’ Sounder

Orcas Island fishermen Night-time low-tide walk win top derby prizes The American Legion Post 93 of Orcas Island concluded its 35th Annual Salmon Derby on Jan. 19. The first prize of $1,100 was awarded to Michael Silves for his 14 pound, 15 ounce salmon. The second prize of $500 went to John Cadden for his 14 pound, 7 ounce fish. The third prize of $400 went to Matt Minnis with a 14 pound, 5 ounce salmon. The fourth prize of $250 went to Lance Joyner with a Contributed photo

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Above: A showy snailfish found on a previous night walk. Does it glow in UV light? Explorers may find out during the low-tide walk on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Kwiaht and the Indian Island Marine Health Observatory announce their fifth annual winter nighttime low-tide walk for Orcas families and children. This year, special attention will be devoted to screening sea stars for evidence of a wasting disease that has affected some populations of Sunflower Stars near Vancouver, B.C., and elsewhere on the West Coast and to investigating the fluorescence of some fish. Previous winter night walks have encountered red octopus, orange striped grunt sculpins, dozens of mating green kelp crabs and rafts of wriggling frosted nudibranchs,

as well as huge sunflower stars up to three feet in diameter. The adventure begins outside the Outlook Inn at 8 p.m. on Jan. 29. Kwiaht director Russel Barsh recommends dressing for the weather in warm, waterproof clothes, with rubber boots, and bring headlamps and a waterproof flashlight or lantern. Kwiaht and IIMHO also ask that nighttime visitors to the island observe “tidepool etiquette” and avoid turning over large rocks or handling animal. All activities will be in the inter-tidal zone. The top of the island remains closed for winter.

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12 pound 15 ounce fish. The fifth prize of $100 went to Dan Hansen with his 11 pound, 6 ounce fish. On Saturday evening, door prizes were drawn and given to lucky entrants. “We would like to extend a big thank you to the local merchants and others who donated these prizes,” said organizers. Proceeds from the derby go to supporting American Legion programs that benefit veterans and their families, scholarships, the food bank, mercy flights, YMCA, and children in need.

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meeting,” she said. The kids read books like the “Percy Jackson” series, Old Newberry classics and other series. The Summer Reading program also attracts students each year. Kids log their reading and earn library dollars that they can

use to buy paperback books. It’s encouraging for Couchman to see kids have so much interest in literature. Another good sign of kids connecting with books is that she doesn’t see kids reading on tablets or other media – they still like holding books in their hands. She recalls her own excitement over reading

Children’s book picks from Orcas Librarian Nita Couchman For Ages 4-8

SAVE THE SEAVIEW THEATRE! Movies have been produced on film for over 100 years. Beginning in 2014, however, all major studios will be switching to digital. The new digital projectors and required sound equipment are very expensive – around $60,000. SeaView theatre owner John Mount has worked for 52 years to provide a movie-going experience on Orcas Island. A group called The Friends of the SeaView Theatre is working to raise funds to keep the business open. John’s half-century of dedication to Seaview Theatre is a labor of love. He barely covers operating expenses through ticket sales and concessions. The SeaView Theatre needs your help and we can’t do it alone!

THREE WAYS TO HELP: 1) Go to our website and donate 2) Join The Friends of the SeaView Theatre 3) Offer your services in exchange for an award The SeaView Theatre needs your support. We can’t do it alone! Call Donna Laslo at 378-7527 for more information.

as a youth. Every birthday and Christmas, Couchman would receive a book. “People today take books for granted because there is information and media everywhere,” she said. “Books were really special when I was a kid.” It’s that love of literature that helps her continue to make books special for kids today.

“Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses,” by Kimberly and James Dean. From the publisher: “Pete the Cat wakes up feeling grumpy – nothing seems to be going his way. But with the help of some magic sunglasses, Pete learns that a good mood has been inside him all along....” This has great illustrations done by James Dean and a positive message for both kids and adults.

Chapter Books

“House of Hades” (Heroes of Olympus series, book 4), by Rick Riordan. Almost everything written by Rick Riordan has been a hit with kids. The main characters in these books are demigods, all related to either Greek or Roman gods, who walk the fine line

between the world of humans and the world of the gods. Stories are filled with non-stop adventure and suspense as the young half-bloods meet one challenge after another. The fifth book in the series, “The Blood of Olympus” is scheduled for publication in October of 2014.

Tween and Teen Books

Two sets of books have been wildly popular lately. Veronica Roth’s trilogy of “Divergent,” “Insurgent,” and “Allegiant” and Marie Lu’s trilogy of “Legend,” “Prodigy,” and “Champion” will be welcomed by readers who enjoyed “The Hunger Games” trilogy. Both are set in an imagined future where the protagonists attempt to maintain their goodness and humanity in spite of obstacles and challenges.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • The Islands’ Sounder


Obituaries Torrey Joyce Torrey Best Joyce, best friend to many, died a few days before Thanksgiving of 2013 at age 58. Raised in Maryland, she went on to travel and live in several corners of the world before making Orcas her new home in 2010. Torrey graced our island as a talented artist and crafter, enthusiastic musician, amazing cook, and a dedicated nature lover and protector of wildlife. She was a tireless and cheer-

ful volunteer for the Senior Center, Wolf Hollow, and many other organizations. She had a special knack for bringing strangers together to become fast friends, and, with her good humor,

generosity and intense love of life was greatly loved by many. Torrey had boundless energy and loved to dance and sing (including karaoke). Her waltz through life was too brief for all those who knew and loved her. She is greatly missed. Torrey is survived by her father, sister, two brothers, sister-in-law, niece and nephew, and longtime friend and companion, Al Shaughnessy. There will be a celebration of Torrey’s wonderful life on Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. at the West Sound Community Club. All are welcome.

CAO public hearing in February The county council will hold a public hearing at or after 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4 in the County Council Hearing Room to receive testimony on a proposed ordinance to amend San Juan County Code critical area regulations. The purpose of the amendments is to comply with a Growth Management Hearings Board’s decision. Members of the public are invited to speak and/or provide written statements regarding the proposed changes to the general, wetland, and fish and wildlife habitat conservation area’s critical area regulations. In response to the planning commission’s recommendation to simplify the sitespecific buffer sizing methodology adopted in 2012 and provide better predictability and efficiency for landowners and developers, the revised site-specific proposal retains the same buffer types and replaces the County’s wetland rating system with the State’s Wetland Rating System for Western Washington. This allows further code simplification including elimination of the Tree Protection Zone from the wetland protections because the proposed system accounts for the presence of trees. In addition, a sitespecific, yet simple and predictable, method of determining buffer widths is proposed based upon the appropriate wetland rating, land use intensity, and guidance from

NAVY FROM 1 munities to limit flights that go over people’s houses at night.” Stephens has visited the base and communicated the recent concerns of Lopezians, some of whom have told him of more overflights and a “different sound” from the new planes. “I’ve heard complaints from all the islands,” said Councilman Rick Hughes. “I support the military mission on Whidbey, but I also want to make sure the naval base is considerate of their neighbors.” Welding acknowledges that the EA-18Gs have a different sound than the

the Washington Department of Ecology’s Wetlands in Washington State Volume 2. The proposal also includes options to amend the definition of development to regulate new and expanding agriculture, and to establish standards for determining or verifying that there is no practicable alternative to locating certain uses in a critical area or buffer. It amends the impervious surface definition, habitat buffer averaging provisions, general utility exemption, and on-site sewage disposal system requirements. In addition, it deletes the public agency/utility exception and definition of new and expanding agriculture. Written comments may be submitted in advance of the hearing. Deliver five copies of all written comments to the Clerk of the San Juan County Council at 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, or mail them to 350 Court Street #1, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Copies of the ordinance may be inspected or obtained at the council clerk’s office on business days between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It may also be viewed 24 hours a day at the county website at For more information, contact the clerk of the county council at 370-7472.

EA-6B Prowlers. He doesn’t think the decibel level is higher, but admits the more powerful EA-18G engines have a “lower frequency” that may be more noticeable and that the more powerful engines and the shock wave from the planes may rattle windows more than previously. People on Whidbey Island have complained of broken glass after EA-18Gs have roared over their homes. “We perform a critical mission at NAS Whidbey,” Welding said, but he also acknowledges that a fullscale environmental impact statement is important to both the base and the community. “We are studying various alternative actions and schedules, and we’ll

have a full EIS for review and comment in 2015,” said Ted Brown, public affairs officer with the Fleet Force Command in Norfolk, Va., which is conducting the EIS. Even though the Navy has held three community scoping meetings for the EIS, Welding says the base still wants to hear from local citizens who are affected by the aircraft. Comments and noise complaints should be provided to NAS Whidbey at (360) 257-6665, or via email at NASWI@navy. mil. For other questions and information, call NAS Whidbey Island Public Affairs Office at (360) 2572286.

John Barnes John Barnes died at home in Olga on Friday, Jan. 17, in the company of a few close friends. John chose to make his journey into dying a conscious, shared celebration. Together with friends and well-wishers, he conjured many magical months of loving connections, showing how dying – with all its fear, uncertainty, pain and difficulty – can be a great adventure, filled with richness and life. John is survived by an adult daughter Melissa in California. In addition, he is survived by the Glasser family, by Lois Christensen, by many of his close friends, and by Orcas Island as a community. John was also a longtime member of the Orcas Oddfellows. Born July 4, 1952, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, John celebrated his 61st birthday after 24 years on

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Orcas Island with a music festival “Johnstock” in his honor. John’s long-time friends Norman Flint, Bruce Harvie, Andy Wickstrand and Jesse Anderson all worked together to make this music festival the success it was. “It was a dream of Norman’s. He wrote it down and it pretty much happened the way he wrote it,” John said. “I want to thank the community for coming out and embracing Johnstock and making it the best last birthday a person could have.” One of the highlights of the festival was John coming to the microphone to sing Arlo Gurthrie’s Motorcycle Song along with Bruce Harvie and the Red Tide. (Note: You can Google “johnstock motorcycle,” watch the video, and you’re there.) John’s great loves were art, music and motorcycles. “For so many years my stained glass was my outlet for my artistic passion,” he said. “When my hands started to fail me, I turned my passion toward larger works of art – my motorcycles.” “I’ve never known the feeling of belonging as I have known it from the first minute I was on this island. In all my 24 years

I was always aware that I belonged here and that the island would take care of me, and it has.” “What I want to say to people, the way I want them to remember me, is to make sure we preserve this island – a special place to live in, a special community. Don’t take this lightly. If you choose to live here, you choose to be a part of this community. You need to honor this place, your home.” “I can’t express it enough – my gratitude to the island, to the people. Love one another. If you miss me, think of the last hug you got from me, and know I’ll be waiting on the other side.” In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John’s name to “Save the Seaview,” at projects/save-the-sea-viewtheatre. A celebration of John’s life will be held in the near future at the Odd Fellows Hall. Watch for updates.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • The Islands’ Sounder

Junior talent winner crowned; adult contenders chosen Stormy Hildreth won first place in the Junior Orcas Has Talent competition last Saturday at the Grange with her moving performance of “Danny Boy.” Hildreth took home $50 and gets the chance to compete with the adults during the final show in February. Anwyn Thompson and Miette Woolworth received second place and Makena Silva took third place. Other participants included Leo Miller, Cierra Lutz, Destiny Wright, Chela Mohler and Darby Wright. At the annual Orcas Has Talent adult auditions, also last Saturday at the Grange, Allmost Classical, Arianna Dean, Mikalea Hansen, Matthew Laslo, Madi Jane West, Sasha Hagen, Cali Bagby and Yuko Horikawa all went home with a golden ticket. They will compete at the Finale Show at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday,

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Far left: The adult finalists of Orcas Has Talent. Left: Stormy Hildreth, winner of Orcas Has Talent Junior.

Feb. 8 at Orcas Center. All net proceeds from the event will benefit the island youth leadership program Point Blank. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under for the finale and are sold at Darvill’s.

Patron of Talent Tickets are $50 for “front of the line” service and you are able to choose your favorite seats in the house. At the auditions, Allmost Classical wowed audiences with vocals, violin, harp and piano.

Chloe Hamilton, Katie Holley and Arianna Dean each sang their own compelling a cappella songs. Mikalea Hansen played guitar and sang sweetly. Hailey Klein sang a fast-paced musical number. Matthew Laslo

was calm and charismatic during his magic trick. Cali Bagby shared her talent of singing opera. Madi Jane West showed off her amazing capability on the silks. Alicia Susol vocalized a lovely song. Sasha Hagen showed his deftness on the violin. Yuko Horikawa hypnotized with vocals in a beautiful Japanese song. At the show, Deborah Sparks joined Gene Nery and Bob Shipstad as judges. They thanked all of the participants for sharing their talents. For more information, visit and search Orcas Has Talent or email

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Orcas Elementary School’s “Spirit Day” on Jan. 17 turned into a Seahawk Spirit Day. Pictured above are the students dressed in their finest Seahawks’ attire in anticipation of the game on Jan. 19. The team beat the 49ers and is on to the Superbowl. Vision

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Senator Ranker sponsors telecommunications bill ACraniosacral bill sponsored by Sen. required to provide a credit therapy uses a Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas ontoa reduce consumer’s bill for sergentle,hands-on approach Island, will bring a little vice outages caused restrictions in the soft tissues that make up by the more or fairness to the the fluid-filled rela- company that oftotal influence environment the more tionship between consumthan 12 hours in a central nervous system and cranial nerves.monthly ers andCST their billing cycle. is telecommunieffective in reducing specific cationssymptoms providers. as well as improving “If a person overallis late paying Un dhealth. er t h e headaches, their bill, you can bet their Concussions, memory, Te l e clearning o m m u n&i cognitive c a t i o n s problems, cable, Internet, balance cell phone Consumer Act,stress or landline provider will let issues,Fairness tinnitus, and are areas I work with. trained which commonly is sponsored by I’ve you knowthrough about it,” Ranker Upledger Institute been Rankerthe and cosponsored by and said. “Isn’tin itpractice only fair that if since 2004. a bipartisan group of 24 fel- those same providers fail to low lawmakers, telecommu- provide a service consumnications companies will be ers have paid for that the

consumers are compensated when that service isn’t provided? I think so and that’s what this bill is about.” Under the bill, the amount of the credit consumers receive is based on monthly billing and is prorated based on the number of days or portions of days of the outage. Failure to provide the billing credit will be a violation of the Consumer Protection Act.

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Derelict Vessel Program gets a makeover New director takes fresh approach to an old problem

by STEVE WEHRLY Journal reporter

If you’re missing your 77-foot boat, “Attitude” (pictured above), from its moorings in Roche Harbor, your boat has been towed away for demolition under the Derelict Vessel Removal program. In a state with more than 300,000 recreational and commercial boats and over 2.4 million acres of stateowned aquatic lands, derelict or abandoned boats can cause serious environmental problems. “Attitude,” with fuel tanks that hold thousands of gallons of diesel, was found drifting toward a dock on Pearl Island. Disposing of the vessel is estimated to cost about $40,000. Since 2002, the state has had a derelict vessel program, funded by $3 from every boat registration and a $4.5 million legislative appropriation included in the 2013-2015 state budget. The fund, which requires a 10 percent match from local jurisdictions that participate, has more than $4 million available for identifying and removing derelict vessels. Marc Forlenza is taking over the county’s derelict removal program from Joanruth Baumann, who founded the program as a county employee and ran the program for the past three years under contract with the county. Forlenza is also charged with coordinating a new Derelict Vessel Prevention pro-

gram, using a $325,000 grant from the Puget Sound Partnership. After the county defunded the program during the fiscal crisis, Forlenza, then-commander of the Friday Harbor Power Squadron, raised $6,500 from boaters and other private sources as part of the matching fund, which Baumann used to convince the county to chip in $5,000, which in turn convinced the state’s Department of Natural Resources to resume funding the program in San Juan County. “I’m excited to take over managing this important program,” said Forlenza, who has been boating for 50 years and has attained Power Squadron qualification as an advanced pilot, certified inland navigator and vessel navigator. “Joanruth has accomplished so much with very little money. County residents and the environment have both benefited from her work.” Baumann will concentrate on training volunteers in other counties to do what she and some 20 volunteers have done in San Juan County. During the decade that Baumann managed the program, more than 75 derelict vessels have been removed from San Juan County waters, according to Melissa Ferris, director of the progam for DNR. More than twenty other boats in the county have been identified as derelicts and await removal – and more boats are abandoned every year.

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Pictured above: Tied up at a dock at the Port of Friday Harbor, the “Attitude,” an abandoned and derelict 77-foot wooden boat, awaits its last trip to the mainland, where it will be disposed of.

Statewide, 509 boats have been removed from aquatic lands and 144 are in process to be removed, according to the DNR website at http://www.dnr. pages/aqr_derelict_vessel_removal_program.aspx. Baumann is proud of the results she’s achieved, and Forlenza is ready to build on her achievements. “We’re not interested in confiscating boats,” he emphasized. “We want to resolve problems with boats in danger of sinking and polluting our waters, and we want to work with the owners – when we can find them.” The pollution danger and the cost of removal increases “ten-fold” when a boat sinks, says Baumann, who added, “This is a true community program, local residents cooperating to solve a definable problem – and the cost to the county is minimal.” “We’re calling on islanders to help us identify boats that are abandoned or in danger of sinking,” said Forlenza, who asks people to call him at 360-472-1644 or email him at

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Native plant sale 2014 is now taking orders With the New Year rolled over and the seed catalogues arriving daily in the mailbox, gardeners are making their to do list for the perfect dream garden. The Master Gardeners of San Juan County have a suggestion: The Annual Native Plant Sale. Nothing is better for the garden, for your environment and the com-

munity, or for your back than planting native plants. The Master Gardener Annual Native Pant Sale is now taking orders for plants to be delivered on March 29 on San Juan Island, Orcas Island, and Lopez Island. Orders are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Order now for the best selection. Certain popu-

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lar species sell out quickly. Some trees such as Alaska yellow cedar, doug fir, and gary oak sell out each year. Other shrubs, such as evergreen huckleberry, Oregon grape, red flowering currant and serviceberry are gone before you know it. This year they have some new stock including quaking aspen, rocky mountain maple and silk tassel as well as all time favorites red osier dogwood and pacific crabapple. Find the entire list of plants and print out an order form at Don’t miss the chance to get the perfect plant for that hard to plant space in your garden, say organizers. If you cannot access the Internet, call the WSU Extension Office at 378-4414 and ask that an order form be sent to you. Deadline for ordering is Monday, March 24. Plants are available for pick up on Saturday, March 29 at: San Juan County Fairgrounds on San Juan Island, the Orcas Grange on Orcas Island, and Sunset Builders on Lopez Island. Questions? Call Kris Bayas, 378-4414 or email Jane Wentworth (janew@ckwentworth. com).

New pub in town

Island patrons enjoying the fare at the new White Horse Pub in Eastsound. by COLLEEN SMITH ARMSTRONG Publisher/Editor

Although it’s right on Main Street and has a waterfront view, the old Vern’s Bayside building sat vacant for more than two years. Now it’s got a fresh breath of Irish air with the arrival of White Horse Pub. “I want islanders to enjoy this spot because we almost lost it,” said restaurant owner Shelbi MattilaPatton. Part of the charm for her is the history. The front portion of the building was constructed in 1940 and the addition was built in the

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late 1970s. The interior still showcases solid Orcas wood beams. “We are slowly but surely getting the building back together,” she said. Mattila-Patton is embarking on her new venture with her dad John and stepmother Dellarae, who are renovating the downstairs portion of the building for banquets and wedding receptions. John fell in love with the building but it took a year to finalize its purchase. “It was quite a rollercoaster ride,” Mattilla-Patton said. They started cleaning up the restaurant in late October and opened its doors on Jan. 1. The cosmetic makeover included new flooring and paint and a lot of “de-greasing.” “I always wanted to open in January so the locals can enjoy it before the tourists show up,” Mattila-Patton said. Her husband Aaron saved a black walnut tree that was slated for firewood in Lake Stephens. It has now been immortalized as a gleaming bar top in the pub, which offers beer and wine, hard liquor and a large inventory of scotch.

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The menu has items like shepherd’s pie and fish and chips for the winter and local seafood for the summer. The primary chefs are Stephen Wright and Sally Krup. Mattila-Patton prepares the soups and desserts. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner starting at 3 p.m. daily. For later in the evening, there is a pool table and jukebox and entertainment like karaoke. Every Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m., a local group performs Irish music. For Matilla-Patton, who has been in the restaurant industry for 20 years, opening an Irish pub on Orcas has always been a goal. Prior to managing the American Legion in the 1990s, she worked in restaurants in Seattle. Her extended family owns a bar in a Northern Ireland called the “Diamond Bar,” which is the inspiration for the White Horse. She says that in England and Ireland there is usually a pub called “black swan” or “white horse” in every town. “And in Ireland there are stone-laid images of white horses all over the hill sides,” Matilla-Patton said.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • The Islands’ Sounder


‘Coriolanus’ to stream

of “Thor,” “The Avengers” and “War Horse” in the title role and Mark Gatiss as Menenius. The production, directed by Josie Rourke, will stream on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m.

CALENDAR SUNDAY, JAN. 26 PANCAKE BREAKFAST: At the American Legion, 8 a.m., the cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children. Breakfast is eggs, sausage and/or bacon, honey wheat or buttermilk pancakes (all you can eat), coffee, tea, and juice or milk.


Starting at 9 a.m. in the Orcas Island Public School cafeteria. Participating schools are Orcas Island Public School, OASIS and Orcas Christian School.



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NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: 5:30 p.m., Orcas Longhouse, 236 Prune Aly, Eastsound.


LIBRARY STORY TIMES: 11 a.m., Library children’s room, for ages three-six.

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TUES. – ONGOING AA FOR WOMEN: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Benson Hall, Emmanuel. AA FOR MEN: 7-8 p.m. Benson

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KIWANIS: Tuesdays, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Community Church Family Center.


ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church.


AL-ANON: 5:30 p.m., Benson

rec volleyball indoors. Play every Sunday, Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m., Old Gym, $2.

CORIOLANUS: Orcas Center will stream the National Theatre Live’s production of “Coriolanus,” 7:30 p.m.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church.




Community Church Family Center, noon. Also 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Benson Hall, Emmanuel Church.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • The Islands’ Sounder


SAN JUAN COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICES San Juan County, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in the provision of services, in programs or activities or employment opportunities and benefits. Direct inquiries to Administrative Services at (360) 378-3870. TTD relay at 1-800-833-6388.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER AN ORDINANCE REGARDING CRITICAL AREAS; AMENDING ORDINANCE NOS. 26-2013 (GENERAL REGULATIONS), 28-2012 (WETLANDS) AND 29-2012 (FISH AND WILDLIFE HABITAT CONSERVATION AREAS); AND SAN JUAN COUNTY CODE SECTIONS 18.20.040, 18.20.090, 18.20.140, 18.30.110, 18.80.020, 18.80.070, 18.30.150, AND 18.30.160. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the San Juan County Council will conduct a public hearing for the purpose of receiving testimony on a proposed ordinance to amend San Juan County Code (SJCC) critical area regulations to comply with the Growth Management Hearings Board’s decision in Case No. 13-2-0012c. The public hearing will begin at, or after 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, in the County Council Chambers, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. The hearing may be continued from time to time and place to place as desired by the County Council without additional written notice. At the hearing, members of the public will be invited to speak and/or provide written statements regarding the proposed Ordinance. After the public hearing has ended, the Council will deliberate and consider modifications to the Ordinance that are proposed by members of the public, county employees, or the Council. The proposed Ordinances may then


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Orcas Island School District is requesting sealed bids for the 2012 Bond Project - Addition and Renovation, located at 557 School Road, Eastsound, Washington 98245. Estimated value of the work is approximately $7,500,000. Drawing and specs can be obtained through PlanWell at ARC, 2730 Occidental Ave. S. Seattle 98134. The bid documents will also be posted electronically at to click on Public Plan Room and Builders Exchange. Inquiries can be sent to or 206-622-6000. Files will be available January 21, 2014. A Mandatory Pre-Bid walk through is scheduled on January 30th and February 6th at 3:30 pm. Bids will be accepted until Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm. Completed and sealed bids are to be dropped off to Orcas Island School District, Admin Building at 557 School Road, Eastsound 98245. Please make bids attention to: Barbara Kline, Superintendent, Orcas Island School District Orcas Island School District reserves the right to reject bids and postpone the award of contract. The dates of publication in the Sounder are: January 15, January 22 and January 29, 2014. Dated this 8th day January, 2014 Orcas Island School District For information please contact at LEGAL NO. S537921 Published: The Islands’ Sounder January 15, 22, 29, 2014. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. TS No.: WA-13-591248-TC APN No.: 351457033000 Title Order No.: 130176086-WA-MSO Grantor(s): SUSAN LEE NIELSEN Grantee(s): WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Deed of Trust Instrument/Reference No.: 2009-0626002 I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, the under-

be adopted with or without modifications. Summary: The draft proposal includes options to amend the definition of development, amends the definition of impervious surface and deletes the definition of new and expanding agriculture. It deletes the public agency/utility exception and amends the general utility exemption and on-site sewage disposal system requirements. Options are presented to regulate new and expanding agriculture for providing standards, review, and/or verification for uses permitted if there is no practicable alternative. In addition, the County’s adopted wetland rating system is replaced with the Washington State Wetland Rating System for Western Washington - Revised. Tree Protection Zones and tree protection measures are amended. Buffer sizing methods, habitat buffer averaging provisions, and wetland water quality and habitat buffers, and water quality buffers for aquatic and designated plants in Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Areas are amended based on guidance from the WA Dept. of Ecology’s Wetlands in Washington State Volume 2. Critical area review requirements are amended. All persons wishing to be heard on this matter are encouraged to attend. Written comments may be submitted in advance of the hearing by mail or in person. Please deliver 8 copies of all written comments to the Clerk of the San Juan County Council at 55

Second Street, Friday Harbor or mail to 350 Court Street #1, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. To allow for copying and distribution to County Council members and staff, written comments submitted prior to the hearing should be received by 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 3, 2014. The Ordinance is filed at the Office of the County Council 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor 98250 and may be inspected and copies may be obtained at the Council offices during each business day between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Ordinance may also be viewed 24 hours a day at the County website at A copy of the proposed ordinance will be mailed without charge upon request. For more information, please contact the Clerk of the County Council at 360-370-7470 and/or Community Development & Planning 360-378-2354. LEGAL NO. SJ538579 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. January 22, 2014.

signed Trustee, will on 2/21/2014, at 10:00 AM In the lobby of the San Juan County Courthouse, 350 Court Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable in the form of credit bid or cash bid in the form of cashier’s check or certified checks from federally or State chartered banks, at the time of sale the following described real property, situated in the County of SAN JUAN, State of Washington, to-wit: COUNTY OF SAN JUAN, STATE OF WASHINGTON. LOT 33, PRICE’S SCENIC ADDITION TO FRIDAY HARBOR, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED VOLUME 1 OF PLATS, PAGE 94, RECORDS OF SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON. More commonly known as: 130 SCENIC PLACE, FRIDAY HARBOR, WA 98250 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 5/29/2009, recorded 6/26/2009, under 2009-0626002 records of SAN JUAN County, Washington, from SUSAN LEE NIELSEN, SURVIVING SPOUSE, as Grantor(s), to NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES LLC, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. (or by its successors-in-interest and/or assigns, if any), to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust/Mortgage. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: $33,877.71 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $275,800.48, together with interest as provided in the Note from the 9/1/2012, and such other costs and fees as are provided by statute. V. The abovedescribed real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed

of Trust as provided by statute. Said sale will be made without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances on 2/21/2014. The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 2/10/2014 (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 2/10/2014 (11 days before the sale) the default as set forth in Paragraph III is cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashiers or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after the 2/10/2014 (11 days before the sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower or Grantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance by paying the principal and interest, plus costs, fees and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): NAME SUSAN LEE NIELSEN, SURVIVING SPOUSE ADDRESS 130 SCENIC PLACE, FRIDAY HARBOR, WA 98250 by both first class and certified mail, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served, if applicable, with said written Notice of Default or the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in Paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. These requirements were completed as of 9/18/2013. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described property. IX. Anyone having any objections to this sale on any grounds

SAN JUAN COUNTY 2014 REQUEST FOR CONSULTANT SERVICES San Juan County maintains a roster of Surveyors, Architectural and Professional Engineering (A&E) Consultants to assist the County and other County agencies and public entities in developing and completing relevant Public Works projects. Projects

may include but are not limited to Engineering, Architectural, Surveying, Archaeological services, Storm water, Road Design, Environmental and Geotechnical engineering, Consultants will be selected on the basis of qualifications, performance, and the ability to perform the tasks and complete the projects in a timely manner. Your firm must be licensed in the State of Washington to engage in the lawful practice of your profession. The roster will be active for one (1) year. Professional contracts will be negotiated for fees and scope of work. Products may include public meetings, engineering studies and reports, final design and drawings, final contract and bid documents, contract administration and inspection documents and reports, and as-built drawings. Applications are available online at: o r k s / C o n s u l t a n t R o s t e r. a s p x . Please respond with specific interest, experience, qualifications, and ability to respond in timely manner, to San Juan County Public Works Department, 915 Spring St/PO Box 729, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. If you have any questions, please contact Sue Nielsen at 360/370-0527 or LEGAL NO. SJ539063 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. January 22, 29, 2014.

SAN JUAN COUNTY SMALL WORKS ROSTER San Juan County maintains a Small Works Roster which the County and other County agencies and public entities may utilize during 2013. Small Public Works contracts are for projects up to $300,000 in value in accordance with RCW’s 39.04.010, 39.04.155, and 36.32.250. This policy may be used as an alternative to formal advertisement and bidding of Public Works. Companies that have previously submitted applications and have been listed on the Small Works Roster do not need to reapply unless your previous information has changed. San Juan County complies with the Prevailing Wage Law of the State of Washington (RCW 39.12) and requires all contractors to comply. All applicants must be properly registered and licensed to perform such work in the State of Washington. To obtain a Small Works Roster Application, download at: or contact: San Juan County Public Works Department, 915 Spring St / PO Box 729, Friday Harbor WA 98250. For more information, contact Sue Nielsen, (360) 370-0527 or LEGAL NO. SJ539065 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. January 22, 29, 2014.

whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission: Toll-free: 1-877-894-HOME (1-877-894-4663) or Web site: e o w n e r ship/post_purchase_counselors_foreclosure.htm. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development: Toll-free: 1-800-569-4287 or National Web Site: or for Local counseling

agencies in Washington:;searchstate=WAandamp;filterSvc=dfc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys: Telephone: 1-800-606-4819 or Web site: If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. Dated: OCT. 22, 2013 Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, as Trustee By: Tricia Moreno, Assistant Secretary Trustee’s Mailing Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington C/O Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (866) 645-7711 Trustee’s Physical Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington 19735 10th Avenue NE, Suite N-200 Poulsbo, WA 98370 (866) 645-7711 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Or Login to: TS No.: WA-13-591248-TC A-4419756 01/22/2014, 02/12/2014 LEGAL NO. S536442 Published: The Islands’ Sounder. January 22 and February 12, 2014.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • The Islands’ Sounder

News briefs Spelling bee


The Barnacle Tapas bar and restaurant 249 Prune Alley Open 5 pm to midnight, Closed Mondays

The Madrona Bar & Grill (376-7171) Lunch & Dinner 310 Main Street 11:30 am – 9 pm (Sun - Thurs) 11:30 am - 10 pm (Fri & Sat) 3 pm - 6 pm Happy Hour (M-F)

Enzos Caffe (376-3732) N. Beach Rd Open daily 7:30 to 4 pm Creperie open Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 3 pm

Pizzeria Portofino 376-2085 Dine-In/ Take-Out 274 A St (Off N. Beach Rd.) Open Daily at 4:30 pm Closed Sunday

Lower Tavern (376-4848) Lunch & Dinner 46 Prune Alley Opens daily at 11 am Food to 10 pm (Sun – Thurs) Food to 11 pm (Fri & Sat) Mijitas Mexican Kitchen CLOSED UNTIL FEB. 11 (376-6722) 310 A. Street (at N. Beach Rd) Normal hours: Tuesday-Saturday 3pm-8pm Happy Hour 3-5:30 pm (Tue-Sat)

Tee-Jay’s Tacos Enchiladas, Tacos, (Beans & Rice), Burritos Quesadillas Thurs - Fri, Noon to 6:30 pm Saturday, 11 am to 3 pm Oddfellows Hall 360-376-6337

White Horse Pub (376-PUBS) 246 Main Street 3 pm to midnight Monday through Saturday 3 pm to 11 p.m. Sunday Food served until 10 pm every day except Sunday until 9 pm


Orcas Hotel 376-4300 Octavia’s Bistro Mon-Sunday Bar 4 to 9 pm Dinner 5 to 8:30 pm Orcas Hotel Cafe Mon-Thurs 6 am to 5:30 pm Fri-Sun 6 am to 6:30 pm

To advertise, call Colleen, 376-4500 Cost: $12 per listing, 6 lines max.

This year’s All School spelling bee will take place on Jan. 28 at 9 a.m. at the Orcas Island Public School cafeteria. This event is free and open to the parents of students and the general public. Participating schools are Orcas Island Public School, OASIS and Orcas Christian School. The bee winner will receive a prize and be able to compete in the state regional spelling bee in Mt. Vernon. The winner of the regional spelling bee will receive an all expenses paid

trip to participate in the national spelling bee.

Book-signing at Darvill’s Join Daniel Marty and learn more about his new book “Change Your Story – Change Your Life,” on Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Darvill’s Bookstore. “There’s no better time to set your goals and move your story forward than the beginning of a new year and with a little help you can follow through on your resolutions,” Marty said.

PET OF THE WEEK Sometimes, we black dogs get overlooked in shelters. That’s why I’m delighted to be at the Orcas Animal Shelter. My name is Buddy and my trainer says I’m a big baby and even tried to sit in her lap. Come see me any day from 2 to 5 p.m. at the shelter or visit

Prices effective: 1/22 thru 1/28 See this week’s insert for more! Open Mon - Sat 8 am to 9pm, Sun 10am - 8pm

(360) 376-6000 Lotto

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Islands' Sounder, January 22, 2014  
Islands' Sounder, January 22, 2014  

January 22, 2014 edition of the Islands' Sounder